Biophytum kassneri R. Knuth

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Biophytum kassneri

Habit
Escarpment miombo woodland
Kapishya Hot Springs Lodge, Shiwa N'gandu Distr.
Feb 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Biophytum kassneri

Escarpment miombo woodland
Kapishya Hot Springs Lodge, Shiwa N'gandu Distr.
Feb 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Biophytum kassneri

Escarpment miombo woodland
Kapishya Hot Springs Lodge, Shiwa N'gandu Distr.
Feb 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Acaulescent perennial up to 20 cm tall growing from a hairy thickened woody rootstock; leaves up to 17 cm long; leaflets 8-16-jugate, almost sessile, 2-9 x 2-4 mm, usually oblong or obovate-oblong, apex rounded, base truncate, usually densely pubescent when young and glabrescent when old; rhachis pubescent or shortly pilose; flowers white, pink or yellowish, in 3-10-flowered pseudoumbels on pubescent pedicels up to 3 mm long; sepals 3-4.5 x 1-1.5 mm, lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, acute, 3-5 nerved, pubescent; petals 7 mm long, glabrous; capsule 2.5 x 1.2 mm, ellipsoid; seeds 0.8 x 0.5-0.6 mm, brown, flattened-ellipsoid, tuberculate.
Type location:
DRC
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: kassneri: after Theodor Wilhelm Kässner, who collected the type specimen
Habitat: In shade on granite hills
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Jan - Feb
Worldwide distribution: DRC (Katanga), Zambia and Tanzania
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Mc
Growth form(s): Perennial.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Tuesday 17 May 2022
Literature:

Exell, A.W. (1963). Oxalidaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 160 - 161. (Includes a picture).

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Biophytum kassneri
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Biophytum kassneri
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Biophytum kassneri
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Biophytum kassneri
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Biophytum kassneri
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Biophytum kassneri
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Biophytum kassneri
iNaturalist: Biophytum kassneri
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Biophytum kassneri
JSTOR Plant Science: Biophytum kassneri
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Biophytum kassneri
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Biophytum kassneri
Plants of the World Online: Biophytum kassneri
Tropicos: Biophytum kassneri
Wikipedia: Biophytum kassneri


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Biophytum kassneri.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=194560, retrieved 12 August 2022

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